Serena's Guidebook for Ann Arbor

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Serena's Guidebook for Ann Arbor

Food Scene

The food here is excellent! The artisanal brewery also specializes in sour beers, has a beautiful upstairs back deck, and the most delicious truffle fries.
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Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery
311 South Main Street
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The food here is excellent! The artisanal brewery also specializes in sour beers, has a beautiful upstairs back deck, and the most delicious truffle fries.
Delicious cuban street inspired food by a chef Eve who was on Top Chef. Order a "frita" (burger) + go loco (sunny side up egg, cilantro-lime salsa, tropical slaw, avocado spread, muenster cheese)!
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Frita Batidos
117 West Washington Street
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Delicious cuban street inspired food by a chef Eve who was on Top Chef. Order a "frita" (burger) + go loco (sunny side up egg, cilantro-lime salsa, tropical slaw, avocado spread, muenster cheese)!
Wonderful place in Kerrytown with delicious teas around the world. Great spot for afternoon tea and macaroons!
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TeaHaus
204 North 4th Avenue
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Wonderful place in Kerrytown with delicious teas around the world. Great spot for afternoon tea and macaroons!
Quality coffee from around the world!
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lab
505 E Liberty St # 300
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Quality coffee from around the world!
Delicious coffee nestled in Nickel's Arcade
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Comet Coffee
16 Nickels Arcade
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Delicious coffee nestled in Nickel's Arcade
Best sandwiches, ever! with Asian marinated meats. Get the belly sammy with bulgogi beef!
Belly Deli
1317 S University Ave
Best sandwiches, ever! with Asian marinated meats. Get the belly sammy with bulgogi beef!
Delicious ramen and sake flights
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Slurping Turtle
608 East Liberty Street
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Delicious ramen and sake flights
Delicious food and great happy hour options from 5-8pm! Extensive wine list and usually has a pianist or live jazz in the evenings.
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The Earle
121 West Washington Street
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Delicious food and great happy hour options from 5-8pm! Extensive wine list and usually has a pianist or live jazz in the evenings.
Nice seafood market with beautiful outside courtyard to relax and enjoy your meal.
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Monahan's Seafood Market Inc
407 North 5th Avenue
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Nice seafood market with beautiful outside courtyard to relax and enjoy your meal.
Amazing food prepared locally+ great customer service! Ask for samples! Recommend #48 Brooklyn Reuben with Pastrami & #67 Jon&Amy's Double Dip -corned beef & pastrami. Ask for Clancy's Fancy hot sauce (made in A2) on the side!
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Zingerman's Delicatessen
422 Detroit Street
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Amazing food prepared locally+ great customer service! Ask for samples! Recommend #48 Brooklyn Reuben with Pastrami & #67 Jon&Amy's Double Dip -corned beef & pastrami. Ask for Clancy's Fancy hot sauce (made in A2) on the side!
Artisanal meats made in-house. They serve amazing barbecue for lunch. Open Tues-Sat 11am-7pm. By far my favorite barbecue in town!
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Biercamp
1643 South State Street
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Artisanal meats made in-house. They serve amazing barbecue for lunch. Open Tues-Sat 11am-7pm. By far my favorite barbecue in town!
This is the only non-A2 restaurant listed and our favorite Indian restaurant with delicious Indo-Chinese street dishes (try the Gobi Manchurian!!)!
NeeHee's Indian Vegetarian Street Food
45656 Ford Rd
This is the only non-A2 restaurant listed and our favorite Indian restaurant with delicious Indo-Chinese street dishes (try the Gobi Manchurian!!)!
Awesome lunch buffet and delicious carryout!
Shalimar
307 South Main Street
Awesome lunch buffet and delicious carryout!
Delicious brunch walking distance - Cozy breakfast & lunch nook with vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options, plus smoothies & espresso. Try the hot mess!
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Juicy Kitchen
1506 North Maple Road
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Delicious brunch walking distance - Cozy breakfast & lunch nook with vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options, plus smoothies & espresso. Try the hot mess!
Walking distance from the house - Lovely family owned restaurant with home made dishes from throughout the Mediterranean, specifically Tunisia, Morocco, Italy, Greece, and Spain. And GELATO with unique flavors!
El Harissa Market Cafe
1516 North Maple Road
Walking distance from the house - Lovely family owned restaurant with home made dishes from throughout the Mediterranean, specifically Tunisia, Morocco, Italy, Greece, and Spain. And GELATO with unique flavors!
Our go to pizza place, walking distance from home! We often get the deep dish pepperoni, finding that more topics actually masks the flavors of the delicious sauce.
Anthony's Gourmet Pizza
1508 North Maple Road
Our go to pizza place, walking distance from home! We often get the deep dish pepperoni, finding that more topics actually masks the flavors of the delicious sauce.

Sightseeing

An awesome wave field tucked in North Campus and designed by Maya Lin who also designed the famous Vietnam War Memorial in DC.
Wave Field
An awesome wave field tucked in North Campus and designed by Maya Lin who also designed the famous Vietnam War Memorial in DC.

Activities

Great place to kayak either up the Huron and/or down through some fun cascades to Gallup Park where a shuttle will take you back up to Argo.
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Argo Park Canoe & Kayak Livery
1055 Longshore Drive
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Great place to kayak either up the Huron and/or down through some fun cascades to Gallup Park where a shuttle will take you back up to Argo.
Beautiful arboretum on the banks of the Huron River with a large prairie in the back. Peony garden is gorgeous and in bloom during the month of May.
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University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum
1610 Washington Heights
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Beautiful arboretum on the banks of the Huron River with a large prairie in the back. Peony garden is gorgeous and in bloom during the month of May.
Great library and 1 of 14 bike share spots! http://arborbike.org/map.html Try to border to border trail, between Argo and Gallup is best http://www.traillink.com/trail/border-to-border-trail.asp
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Ann Arbor District Library: Downtown
343 South 5th Avenue
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Great library and 1 of 14 bike share spots! http://arborbike.org/map.html Try to border to border trail, between Argo and Gallup is best http://www.traillink.com/trail/border-to-border-trail.asp
There's something blooming year-round at the botanical gardens and arboretum. Great to visit in the winter as well.
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 North Dixboro Road
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There's something blooming year-round at the botanical gardens and arboretum. Great to visit in the winter as well.

Arts & Culture

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University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State Street
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U-M Museum of Natural History is now open in a new home!
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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
1109 Geddes Ave
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U-M Museum of Natural History is now open in a new home!